We are a clinic specialising in the management of infants and children with feeding difficulties and tongue-ties
We have unique rooms and facilities to perform surgery and provide lactation and feeding support.
Everyone has a thin piece of skin joining the tongue to the floor of the mouth. called a “frenum“. Tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, is where the tongue is tethered to the floor of the mouth or gum with of a short or restrictive lingual frenum. This is considered to be a variation of normal tissue and not pathological..
Lingual FRENOTOMY, is a procedure indicated in young infants where a significant tongue-tie is affecting breast or bottle feeding. A lactation consultant or speech pathologist usually assesses attachment and feeding practices in order to determine the need for a frenotomy. It is normally performed on babies from birth up to 6 months of age. A frenectomy involves complete excision of the frenum under the tongue and is usually performed after 18 months of age for speech or other dental reasons.
Lingual frenotomy is simple and quick with few complications. The frenum is usually a very fine translucent tissue and is easily cut reliving the tie.